- CLAIRE COETZEE, BIRTHDAY COMPETITION WINNER
The Manor is a very tranquil setting, designed to relax in. The staff are warm, friendly and their personal touch and attention to detail really shines through.
Julius, the ranger who introduced us to the unbelievable wildlife and magic of the Camdeboo, is extremely knowledgeable and one can see that he truly loves what he does.
The food is exquisite, and every care was taken for our dietary requirements. We were always greeted with welcoming smiles and homemade ice tea or a drink after the game drives. Being served our meals on the verandah really let us soak in the beautiful landscape and enjoy the sounds of the bush while we enjoyed our food.
On the game drives it never felt like we were sticking to a schedule, rather we enjoyed exploring the environment and observing the animals at leisure together with our informative ranger.
Julius also knows animal behaviour very well and could judge the right moments to witness cheetahs looking for a bite to eat, spotting their breakfast and hunting it down.
Watching the cheetahs strategise and hunt together like that was truly a once in a lifetime experience – unforgettable!
We can hardly wait until we return to Samara, and in the meantime we eagerly show our photos to curious friends and family.
Claire and her family spent her safari birthday weekend at The Manor, Samara’s 4-bedroom villa which offers the ultimate in comfort and luxury in a contemporary Karoo style, designed by Cape Town-based decorators John Jacob Interiors. Ideal for celebrations, The Manor can be booked on an exclusive-use basis.
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